If you find yourself in the role of being a caregiver, you are not alone. Over 90 million people in America help provide care for a family member or friend. Sometimes the person you care for lives in your home or sometimes you may care for an aging parent who lives far from you.
Caregiving Can Be a Rewarding Activity
However research also shows that care giving can sometimes take a heavy emotional, physical and financial toll. We are here to help you find the information, resources and services that will support you as a caregiver.
AAANM can help link you to services and supports in your community. You can reach us by calling 1-800-442-1713.
In addition to local caregiver programs and services, the following websites contain a lot of helpful information.
Alzheimer’s Association: A great resource for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
AARP for Caregivers: A caregiver resource center that contains tools, work sheets and tips on how to plan, prepare and succeed as a caregiver.
Caregiver Action Network: The mission of the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is to promote resourcefulness and respect for the more than 90 million family caregivers across the country.
Family Caregiver Alliance: The mission of Family Caregiver Alliance is to improve the quality of the life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care.
National Alliance for Caregiving: NAC conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.